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- A postdoctoral position is available in the Brain Tumor Nanotechnology Laboratory of Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis MD, PhD Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and Oncological Sciences in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. We are seeking a motivated individual who will be involved in the laboratory testing of nanoparticle constructs for the targeted imaging and therapy of patient-based malignant brain tumors models both in cell culture and in rodent models. Photodynamic therapy of malignant brain tumors models is an additional lab focus. The fellow will be directly involved in both in vitro assays and small animal handling and experiments. The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, animal and imaging facilities, and work in a collaborative environment with other scientists in the Tisch Cancer Institute of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Functioning independently, the Postdoctoral Researcher will design, organize and conduct highly specialized and advanced experiments using established scientific protocols and procedures and in some cases designing new protocols. Duties assigned to this position may involve organizing and implementing complex research plans, the development of research methodologies, as well as data collection, analysis and evaluation. Furthermore, the Postdoctoral Researcher will summarize findings and publish results in research journals, assume general responsibility for scientific laboratory operations and provide supervision and guidance to junior technicians, students, and researchers. The duties will require independent discretion and judgment in carrying out research activities within the predetermined research scope and methodology.
As a team member of the Brain Tumor Nanotechnology Laboratory and with the guidance of Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis MD, PhD, the Postdoctoral Researcher key responsibilities/duties will be the following:
Prepare media, culture and maintain multiple cell lines, as well as handle, inject, dissect animals (mainly mice) and perform animal (mice) surgery.
Collect, prepare and analyze research data, including periodical pertinent scientific literature search, keep a detailed notebook summarizing experiments, recording research data and maintain a computer database of research data.
Display data for presentation in research conferences and use of graphics and statistical software to analyze and present data and participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals. May also assist in grant writing.
Supervise other personnel in the laboratory to coordinate research efforts for increased efficiency and participate in training of fellows, residents, students and volunteer workers as needed.
Assist with ordering of supplies as needed and general lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance. Additional duties can be assigned and may include attending scientific conferences and meetings.
- • A doctoral degree (PhD) in biomedical science/biomechanical engineering or medical degree (MD).
• Demonstrated understanding of the requirements for a successful execution of a research project.
• Ability to generate new ideas and links and builds upon existing ideas to generate unique concepts and solutions.
• Ability to fulfill the academic writing requirements for scientific publications.
• Animal work experience.